A humble Sione Mata'utia has admitted he isn't expecting a representative recall for Australia nor a maiden Country Origin jumper.
A distraught Knights captain, Paul Green's happiness over his bench players, a key Cowboys injury headline and more.
Despite losing lock Jason Taumalolo and hooker Jake Granville to injuries, the Cowboys downed the Knights 26-24 on Saturday for their fifth straight win.
Knights enforcer Beau Scott could be a surprise inclusion for Saturday night's clash against the Cowboys, pitting him against Johnathan Thurston again.
The Cowboys are out for revenge after losing to Newcastle in Townsville earlier this year, but after three straight wins they have form on their side.
North Queensland hookers Rory Kostjasyn and Ray Thompson are back fighting for coach Paul Green's approval as the Cowboys chase revenge against Newcastle.
Newcastle Knights back-rower Robbie Rochow has had lower back surgery and will work towards a return to the field in about six weeks.
The Newcastle Knights have released back-rower Beau Scott from his contract beyond season 2015 on compassionate grounds.
Eels' defensive steel, Newcastle's windy woes and Richie Fa'aoso's sad day headline the five key points to come out of Parramatta's 28-22 win over the Knights.
Newcastle Knights coach Rick Stone said a few of his players were on the brink of getting dropped for their clash with the Cowboys on ANZAC Day.